Family reunion…houseguests…laughter…wine…good food…sunny summer days…. …not much motivation to knit, or blog, or do anything.
I apologize for not responding to all the recent wonderful comments!! Thank you all, you warm my heart give me more warm fuzzies than our favorite snuggly wool. I will try to get back on the bandwagon, I’ve just had no motivation recently. I’ll work on that.
So, Lozenge Stocking number two is progressing very slowly.
All I want is brainless-eyes-closed knitting
Enter Brooklyntweed‘s Scholar Collar. Since my children became tall enough to reach the dangling end of a scarf, I have been alternately choked and cold-necked on winter days. Last winter I knit up a neckwarmer hoping to solve the problem, but alas, it was too loose (operator error) and very draughty. Wait, I’m American, that should be drafty. Ahem. I’m hoping the buttoned collar will keep out all the cold winds and be high enough to preclude small tugging hands.
Jared has not published this pattern, so I’m not sure yet how to give him appropriate kudos for this great design. He provided me a rough skematic when I asked about the pattern, so that’s what I’m knitting from. The yarn is Silky Wool held double on sz 10 / 6mm needles.
Please, excuse me while I change the subject. Still with me? OK
In the happy making department- a very special package arrived today. My first ever order from KnitPicks. Yes, I’m still a baby knitter. Inside was wool to make a Pirate Sweater for Nikolai, wool to dye for socks, and brand new knitting books. Happy!!!!!